Aside from the popular corn soup, roasted and boiled corn, there are many other things that you can try. During certain times of the year corn is available almost everywhere. From supermarkets, green grocers to vendors at almost every traffic light, you could see corn for sale. Here is a simple recipe for corn fritters:
Estimated preparation time: 10 minutes
Estimated cook time: 30 minutes
Ready in 40 minutes
Making corn fritters
5 to 6 ears corn
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups vegetable oil for frying
Clean and cut raw corn from the cob into a large bowl.
Stir in flour and salt to form a batter, the consistency of thin pancake batter.
Heat oil to approximately 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) over a medium high heat.
There should be enough oil in the pan to cover the fritters.
Use a large serving spoon to make 4 fritters about 4” in diameter at a time.
Fry for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels and serve warm.
This can eaten for breakfast, or as a snack. Each fritter should yield 100g of corn, here are the nutritional facts in 100g of corn.
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamin A 13 µg 1%
Vitamin C 5.5 mg 6%
Vitamin D 0 µg ~
Vitamin E 0.09 mg 1%
Vitamin K 0.4 µg 0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.09 mg 8%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.06 mg 4%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.68 mg 11%
Vitamin B5 (Panthothenic acid) 0.79 mg 16%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.14 mg 11%
Vitamin B12 0 µg ~
Folate 23 µg 6%
Choline 29.1 mg 5%
Tryptophan 23 mg
Threonine 133 mg
Isoleucine 133 mg
Leucine 358 mg
Lysine 141 mg
Methionine 69 mg
Cysteine 27 mg
Tyrosine 126 mg
Valine 191 mg
Arginine 135 mg
Histidine 91 mg
Alanine 304 mg
Aspartic acid 252 mg
Glutamic acid 655 mg
Glycine 131 mg
Proline 301 mg
Serine 158 mg
March 2017 www.sweettntmagazine.com
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